Anti-LGBT Catholic bishop who created Prop 8 busted for DUI

By David Edwards
Monday, August 27, 2012 15:31 EDT
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Bishop Salvatore Cordileone
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A Catholic bishop who was instrumental in creating California’s Proposition 8 same sex marriage ban was arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend — just one after the church insulted LGBT activists by naming him the Archbishop of San Francisco.

According to KGO, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was arrested in San Diego’s College District on Saturday morning just before 12:30 a.m.

Salvatore, who has called marriage equality “the ultimate attack of the Evil One,” organized Catholic and evangelical leaders to back Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative that enshrined marriage discrimination in the California state constitution.

Pope Benedict XVI announced on last month that Cordileone had been appointed to serve as the Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco.

The bishop recently told CBS San Francisco that the church would work to prevent equal marriage rights for gay men and lesbians.

“As I keep emphasizing, marriage between a man and woman is not against anyone,” he insisted. “Same sex marriage will have consequence detrimental to the good of society.”

Watch this video from CBS San Francisco, broadcast Aug. 27, 2012.

Correction: A previous version of the report incorrectly stated that Cordileone was named Archbishop of San Francisco in August instead of July.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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